Make gifting simple with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland

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Whether choosing a gift or treating yourself this season, finding that something special has never been so easy

In partnership with DCCI

In every county throughout Ireland, local makers have been carefully crafting beautiful gifts for you to bring home this Christmas.  So whether you’re looking for something boho or chic, eclectic or contemporary, formal or comfy – there are a wealth of options to discover.  Your biggest challenge will be deciding which you love most!

So if you prefer to shop online from the comfort of your home, or you like to get out there and make a day of it in the shops, check out MadeLocal.ie first to see the wealth of options open to you from Irish makers and retailers. 

1. Soy Wax Candle by Copper Coast Natural Skincare & Home Fragrance (€10) – Co Waterford

These hand-poured candles are fragranced using essential oils, so not only do they produce a wonderful aroma you also benefit from the therapeutic qualities of the oils. Made from soy wax, 100% natural and guaranteed to contain no herbicides, pesticides or paraffin – they are produced in Waterford, alongside a range of skin and wellness products. coppercoastnaturalskincare.ie

2. Galway Barrel Bag by Lovern Leather Goods (€345) – Co Galway

The Galway Barrel Bag makes for a stylish gift that will be treasured for years to come. Perfect for special occasions with its distinctive shape, it is also highly functional and ideal for everyday use. Durable Italian leather has been structured to maintain the unique barrel shape. lovernleathergoods.com

 



 

 

3. ‘You’re not wrong’ Notebook by Badly Made Books (€16.50) – Co Cork

For the quirky person in your life – there is always a notebook from the people at Badly Made Books. They point out – ‘You’re not wrong, you’re not right either, but its shows you’re thinking!’. Made of recycled note paper from used coffee cups, they are designed, printed and made in Cork City. badlymadebooks.com

4. Somewhere Over The Rainbow Earrings by Armoura Designs (€2,975) – Co Dublin

These are brimming with personality and fun. Made with 14K white gold, one earring has black mother of pearl with seven chains and one thunderbolt – all studded with diamonds. The other is set with white mother of pearl, a yellow diamond to represent the sun, and pink, yellow, green and blue sapphires to represent the rainbow. armoura.com

5. Beulah batik earrings by Rothlú (€41) – Co Mayo

For gifting with a clear conscious choose sustainably-made pieces such as these earrings by Rothlú. Inspired by currents and eddies, they are hand-cut, patterned and dyed using batik processes on remnant fabric. Rothlú has partnered with the Eco Packaging Alliance to ensure tree planting occurs with a percentage of their packaging purchases. rothlu.ie

6. Yellow and Green Pourer by MAKA Ceramics (€22) – Co Kilkenny

Simply stylish, MAKA Ceramics’ pourers are wheel thrown using stoneware clay. They are decorated by hand-painting and etching in the design, using a technique called sgraffito. They are a perfect addition to any tablescape – and can mix with an eclectic selection of cups, dishes and bowls in a range of styles and colours. makaceramics.com

 


 

 

7. Pullover by Urban Aran (€265) – Co Waterford

Inspired by street art culture and urban walls of Ireland, every single Urban Aran piece combines cool detailing and the highest quality fabrics. Purple represents brickwork, turquoise the grout and splashed in fuchsia with a signature neon cuff – an edgy take on the humble sweater. urbanaran.com

8. Billie SockDog by Red Rufus (€45) – Co Dublin

For a twist on the traditional Christmas socks, try Billie SockDog from the Nordic range by Red Rufus. A beautiful patterned SockDog, Billie is an exhibitionist who loves the limelight. Made from cotton rich socks he has a soft velvet nose and striped cotton ribbon collar, and he can be personalised. redrufus.ie

9. Arch Belt by Úna Burke Leather (€225) – Co Roscommon

For that fashion-forward friend, with an eye for the unique, gift them something that will add an edge to any outfit. Úna Burke creates wearable leather objects that are visually captivating, technically challenging and resist categorisation. unaburke.com

10.  Arc Patterned Dress by Linda Wilson (€265) – Co Limerick

Comfortable doesn’t have to mean compromising on style. This dress by Linda Wilson is easy fitting with arc pattern in two colours. Full sleeves gather into a fitted cuff that finishes just below the elbow in the third colour to match the rib at the hem of the dress. Comfy just got cool. lindawilsonknitwear.com

Look out for the Made Local heart online and in store and discover for yourself. Visit madelocal.ie